One of Brighton and Hove’s most experienced and successful property experts has described his pride at securing the role of vice-president of the Brighton and Hove Estate Agents Association (BHEAA).
Andrew Hovey, area sales manager for Sussex at Leaders, who started in the industry in 1997 will hold the position throughout 2018 before taking the presidency in 2019.
“I am extremely proud to be part of BHEAA and to have become the vice-president. When I first started in the property sector more than 20 years ago my boss at the time was a former president and he was a great believer in doing everything possible to make estate agents as professional and reputable as possible,” he explains.
“Membership of BHEAA is a stamp of approval for local estate agents, with the organisation existing to promote good practice and ensure customers receive a service they can trust and rely on when buying or selling a property in the city with a member agent.
“As vice-president, I will take a leading role in chairing BHEAA meetings, organising industry seminars and driving charitable fundraising initiatives. I hope to be able to have a positive impact on Brighton and Hove’s property sector throughout the year.”
In addition to providing a code of conduct for estate agents across the city, BHEAA raises money and awareness for local charities and hosts seminars for property professionals designed to improve knowledge and understanding of key topics within the industry.
All BHEAA members are professionals based in and around the city and include not only estate agents, but solicitors and surveyors too. Leaders is a long-standing member of BHEAA and its former regional director Jane Wilkinson was the first woman to hold its presidency.
Photo: Andrew Hovey, vice-president BHEAA; Tina Templeton, president BHEAA.